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RefWorks Transition Guide

Transitioning from RefWorks and options for other citation managers

Comparing Citation Managers: Zotero, Mendeley and EndNote Basic

Feature Zotero Mendeley EndNote Basic (EndNote Online)
Cost Free basic account. Cost for additional storage. Free basic account. Cost for additional storage. Free basic account.
Website Zotero Mendeley EndNote Basic   - also available through Web of Science (and recommended)
Support Zotero Support Mendeley Support EndNote Support
Web Based? Yes. Standalone app with connectors for Firefox, Chrome and Safari available. Not primarily, but syncs with an online account. Yes.  Syncs with iPad app
Can I work on multiple computers? Yes Yes Yes
Can I work without an Internet connection? Yes Yes No
Can I work on a group project or share citations? Yes Yes (up to 3 collaborators) Yes
Word-processor Compatibility MS Word Plugin (Win/Mac) MS Word Plugin (Win/Mac) MS Word Plugin
Open/Libre Office Plugin (Win/Mac/Linux) Open/Libre Office Plugin (Win/Mac/Linux)
Google docs compatibility  
Import from databases? Yes Yes Yes
Import from web pages? Yes Yes (bookmarklet for limited number of sites) Yes
Import PDF metadata? Yes Yes No
Storage capacity 300 MB 5 GB 2 GB
Attach files (i.e. PDFs)? Yes Yes Yes
Create a bibliography? Yes Yes Yes
Number of citation styles? 8100+ (selected default styles installed, more styles can be found in the Zotero Style Repository) 7000+ (selected deftault styles installed, more can be found at CitationStyles.org) 3400